AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Kevin Weeks, iLisa Loucks Christenson, iHarry and Elizabeth Lawrence, iTiffany Turner, iRobin Leigh Miller, iJennifer Chase, iDenise Nowakowski, i

  Home > Spirituality > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

John W. Worman

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Poetry
· Stories
· 10 Titles
· 7 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

   newsletter

Subscribe to the John W. Worman Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Name:
Email:
John W. Worman, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.



Share    Print  Save   Become a Fan


Being "in" the world but not "of" the world
By John W. Worman
Friday, February 08, 2002



Share this with your friends on FaceBook

Seems that the idea of being "in" the world but not "of" the world leads us to a great amount of confusion. Yes, our culture teaches us to keep our hands "busy" and "constructive." Zen also teaches us to live in the world by "chopping wood and carrying water", e.g. our daily tasks, busy and hopefully constructive. However, I submit, Zen would also teach us to hold our minds in tranquillity and not be caught up in the ripples and tides caused by the comings and goings in the world. In other words, Zen teaches us to be a participator in the world, but not a reactionary in the kind of world that culture necessarily teaches us. Yes, all this needs more than just a little explanation.

       Web Site: Essay on Spiritual Enlightenment

Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Henry Miranda 8/2/2007
This world belongs to Satan and his demons. We gave up this world to be joint heir with Jesus in Gods kingdom which is not of this world, but which is coming soon. This world is in darkness because it does not see or want to see God as the creator. When we were in this world, we stumbled along in the dark, because we did not have our spiritual eyes open, and we could not see the path God had laid out to us. Those that are in the world are children of darkness. We used to be children of darkness until we came into the light with Christ. Them we were transformed from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God. Saints are the children of the light; the wicked are the children of darkness. henry





Life Changers By Harold Begbie republished by Tuchy Palmieri by Tuchy (Carl) Palmieri

Stories of how one man changed the lives of many and started an International movement that changed the lives of millions of people. Frank Buchman impacted many of todays modern da..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


The Tragedy Chronicles by Tony Bertot

In the battle between good and evil we have the Angels and Takers battling it out for souls. This is the story of Tragedy, one of Lucifer's Takers who avoided detection be..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.